This one won't cull, but he is extremely pleased with how productive this spot has been. He tells us "This isn't even my good stuff!"
The A.R.E. Truck Caps Bassmaster Elite at Table Rock Lake is the 14th B.A.S.S. professional event on the lake (13th if you do not count the 2005 Busch Shootout won by Brent Chapman). The first was in 1970. The latest was the 2012 Bass Pro Shops Central Open won by Casey Scanlon. This will be the second Elite event on Table Rock; the first was the 2006 season finale won by Todd Faircloth.
The further we've gone up the James River arm of Table Rock Lake, the more Elite Series pros we've seen. But it's hardly crowded. There's an angler around every other bend. There's good news and bad news on the weather front. The good news? A southerly wind started picking up at mid-morning. Brian Snowden, who lives in nearby Reeds Spring, said yesterday that wind is the most important weather factor on a clear Ozark lake like this. "Ten to 15 miles out of the south is perfect," Snowden said.
Chris Lane just caught a Giant to finish out his Limit!! POW!! Photo by Bassmaster Marshal Josh Falke.
Photo by Bassmaster Marshal Gunny Schuler.
Photo by Bassmaster Marshal James Sell.